- ISBN 9780521186551 / 0521186552
- Title Chinese Arts and Crafts
- Author Jian Hang
- Category Oriental Art
- Format Paperback
- Year 2012
- Pages 202
- Publisher Cambridge University Press
- Imprint Cambridge University Press
- Edition 3rd
- Language English
- Dimensions 157mm x 230mm x 19mm
This illustrated introduction discusses the colorful history and development of distinctive Chinese crafts, including ceramics, furniture, clothing and decorative arts.
Chinese arts and crafts enjoy a unique reputation in the history of material culture and civilisation. For several thousand years, crafts have echoed the rhythm of daily life in China. From rural society to the imperial court, these crafts have served a practical purpose, constantly evolving with changes in lifestyle. In this illustrated introduction Hang Jian and Guo Qiuhui discuss the colorful history and development of distinctive Chinese crafts, including ceramics, furniture, clothing and decorative arts.
Hang Jian is Professor and Deputy Dean of the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University. A graduate of the Central Academy of Arts, Beijing and previously a senior visiting scholar at Cornell University, Hang Jian has published widely on Chinese art, design and aesthetics. Guo Qiuhui completed his doctoral studies at the Department of Art History, Tsinghua University. Currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University, he has co-authored various books on Chinese art.